This Momentary Marriage: A Parable of Permanence
Reflecting on forty years of matrimony, John Piper exalts the biblical meaning of marriage over its emotion, exhorting couples to keep their covenant for all the best reasons.
Even in the days when people commonly stayed married Ò'til death do us part,Ó there has never been a generation whose view of marriage was high enough, says Pastor John Piper. That is all the more true in our casual times.
Though personal selfishness and cultural bondage obstruct the wonder of God's purpose, it is found in God's Word, where his design can awaken a glorious vision capable of freeing every person from small, Christ-ignoring, romance-intoxicated views. As Piper explains in reflecting on forty years of matrimony: ÒMost foundationally, marriage is the doing of God. And ultimately, marriage is the display of God. It displays the covenant-keeping love between Christ and his people to the world in a way that no other event or institution does. Marriage, therefore, is not mainly about being in love. It's mainly about telling the truth with our lives. And staying married is not about staying in love. It is about keeping covenant and putting the glory of Christ's covenant-keeping love on display.Ó
This Momentary Marriage unpacks the biblical vision, its unexpected contours, and its weighty implications for married, single, divorced, and remarried alike.
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Review: This Momentary Marriage: A Parable of PermanenceUser Review - DJ Greenberg - Goodreads
This is a very deep book that takes on marriage from the same focus as most of Piper's books. Marriage has little to do with our relationship with our spouse (though it does have something to do with ... Read full review
Review: This Momentary Marriage: A Parable of PermanenceUser Review - Terry - Goodreads
This is not a self-help marriage book. Far from it, because Piper continues to drive the point that marriage has a higher meaning, that is tied with the gospel and the imagery of Christ and his church ... Read full review
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